1 Reply Latest reply: May 8, 2014 6:32 AM by nstraveler RSS

Marriott certificate Redemption restrictions

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I believe there are several discussion threads and postings on this topic but I wanted share my furstation around redeeming Marriott certificates and find out if & how other members might have addressed it. As part of megabonus and marriott credit card anniversary nights, I always end up earning free night certificates. Finding a hotel with a category of 1-4 or even 5 in San Francisco bay area is very hard or next to impossible. I got a perfect opportunity to use them while travelling to a different country and state. Unfortunately I will not be travelling and only my family members will be going on this trip. As part of the reservation process, I have learned that I can not use these ceritificates because I am not staying at the hotel. Why these restrictions? If Marriott wants to give these as a loyalty perks, they need to make this whole process more flexible. What is different between points and these ceritificates? If I can use the points for my family members, why cant I use the certificates for their stay? Any insight you all can provide can be greatly appreciated.

(For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Marriott certificate Redemption restrictions
    nstraveler Platinum 14 Reviews
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    I agree completely. i too have wasted certificates because I tend to stay in larger cities where the 1-4 hotels are just too far away. Perhaps consider a modest gift card instead of these for members to have something useful with a limit.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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